SJRC has some very promising drones under $500, and this F22S Pro is the best of all. The SJRC F22S GPS-enabled quadcopter has an EIS gimbal stabilized 4K camera, a laser-assisted obstacle avoidance system, and an outstanding battery life.

The drone has a battery life of 35 minutes, which is on the upper end for low-cost consumer drones. However, this is the official flight time, usually calculated if you fly in perfect conditions. So, expect something more in the range of 25-27 minutes, which is still a reasonable flight time for such an affordable drone. The intelligent battery has four charging indicator LEDs.


With folded arms measures 210 * 95 * 80mm and weighs 585 grams – meaning that you need to register it with FAA. Its powerful brushless motors provide excellent stability even in windy conditions.

Pricing and availability

The SJRC F22S drone can be ordered from Banggood with a starting price of US$249.99 with…